09/30/2019 in: Culture
By Megan Borowski
September has been a dry month across the entire Southeastern United States, including South Carolina. Nearly 80% of the state is in a drought according to the most recent report from the National Drought Mitigation Center (NDMC) at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Included in that statistic is a swath of the Midlands, from about Columbia and south that is considered to be in a “severe drought”. A dry pattern, caused in part by the tropical activity off the Atlantic coast and above average temperatures are the primary causes for the development of the abnormally dry conditions.